CurrentCare offers the benefits of assisted living at home with Watson IoT

Forget cameras, microphones, and wearable devices. There’s a better way to monitor the well-being of loved ones who might need assistance. Instead of intruding on their privacy, their houses can check that they’re all right using passive sensors. Inspired by a number of energy monitoring projects, including one to reduce energy poverty for residents in […]

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3 ways the new IBM Cloud APM Boosts hybrid cloud performance

Looking to optimize monitoring in your software as a service (SaaS) environments? We recently announced a new release of IBM Application Performance Management (APM). You might have noticed the name change from IBM Performance Management on Cloud to IBM Cloud APM. While not a major change, it does signify our commitment to helping you manage […]

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Blockchain and the third trust revolution

Blockchain has the potential to sweep away the central trust authorities of governments, banks and corporations as  I discussed in my previous post. Why? Because blockchain enables virtual communities to re-create the person-to-person trust of small villages and societies at a global scale. Ancient societies were based on the idea of personal trust: I trust […]

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Social media sentiment analysis paints a clearer picture of the political environment

According to Pew Research Center, social media opens up new ways for people with similar interests to find, share and talk about news, including news about politics, with friends and colleagues. This means social media can get somewhat chaotic during election time. Cognitical is a cognitive solution from the Cloud Therapy team that conducts sentiment […]

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WebSphere users: Find your starting point to cloud

Everything is looking up. I don’t just mean everything is getting better—and it is—I mean literally everything is looking up to the cloud. The market continues to shift to cloud, creating leaders and laggards across every industry. This means if you’re an IT operations manager, you’ve likely been asked to start implementing a cloud strategy […]

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The solution to AI and jobs Is training, not taxes

Let’s take a breath: robots and artificial intelligence systems are nowhere near displacing the human workforce. Nevertheless, no less a voice than Bill Gates has asserted just the opposite and called for a counterintuitive, preemptive strike on these innovations. His proposed weapon of choice? Taxes on technology to compensate for losses that haven’t happened. AI […]

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How to stop configuration drift during application deployment lifecycle

Quick hypothetical scenario: meet Dan, an application development executive at a large retailer. One morning, Dan was swamped with complaints about the new enterprise messaging system not working when he walked into work on what he thought would be a lovely day. He had sent out a note to the employee community announcing its availability […]

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CreativeLive teaches millions of students worldwide with cloud video

When Yasmin Abdi discovered her love of photography, she was a Somali refugee in Saudi Arabia with little more than a dream. As Abdi came to realize her passion for capturing powerful images, she searched for ways to learn more about photography but had very limited access to formal education. When she found CreativeLive, Abdi […]

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IBM Cloud revenue jumps by 33 percent

IBM reported cloud revenue growth of 33 percent year-over-year in its first-quarter earnings released Tuesday. Adjusting for currency, cloud revenue grew by 35 percent, up to $3.5 billion. Total cloud revenue over the past 12 months reached $14.6 billion, putting IBM ahead of competitors in the field of enterprise cloud. Specifically in the arena of […]

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The unstoppable trends transforming automation

The key to successful business operations is constant innovation. However, mundane, repetitive tasks and inflexible processes can often take up a knowledge worker’s valuable time. This could hinder the flow of great ideas, reduce productivity and take away from the creation and sustainability of a great customer experience. This year, at our keynote session for […]

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Trust revolutions and the need for blockchain

In my previous post, I outlined what makes blockchain a transformative technology. It builds trust in data and business networks, which makes it the latest part of a long history of trust as the basis for economic transactions. People trust each other based on personal knowledge. I trust you because I know you and what […]

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Get visibility and control across your hybrid cloud

Executives at some companies may have a vision of moving their business entirely to the public cloud. But the reality is that most will need a hybrid cloud approach to reach their business goals. The hybrid cloud model uses a mix of public and private cloud services as well as on-premises applications and back-end systems […]

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